MONTICELLO (1848, Propeller)


Year of Build:
1848
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Fairport, OH
Vessel Type:
Propeller
Note: Overhanging guards.
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
L.D. Custin
Original Owner and Location:
Col. D. Russell, Painesville, OH
Ownership Notes:
Geauga Iron Co.
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
# Cylinders:
2
Propulsion Notes:
Two 18 x 34" engines by J.D. Sheppard & Co, Buffalo; went into MINERAL ROCK 1851.
Dimensions
Length:
151' 9"
Beam:
20' 4"
Depth:
10' 2"
Tonnage (old style):
364 8/95
Capacity:
3600 barrels
Final Disposition
Final Location:
25 mi. below Eagle River.
Lake Superior.
Date:
26 Sep 1851
How:
Wrecked.
Final Cargo:
Passengers, copper, & fish.
GPS:
Latitude: N47.13' 30" Longitude: W88.40' 20"
Notes:
Bound Ontonagan - Sault Ste. Marie; stranded, sinking & later wrecked; engines salvaged & placed in MINERAL ROCK.
History

1847, Oct Launched Fairport, OH.

1848 Enrolled Cleveland, OH; ran Buffalo, NY - Chicago, IL.

1849 On Merchants & Millers Line.

1850, Feb 24 Owned Geauga Insurance Co; agent P.P. Sanford, Painesville, OH.

1850, Oct 3 Sunk schooner NORTHWESTERN in collision off Pointe aux Barques, MI, Lake Huron.

1850, Oct 8 Owned Hiram Niles & Lucius Pratt, Buffalo, NY.

1850, Nov 22 Sank brig in collision off Erie, PA.

1851, Apr 8 Owned Sheldon McKnight, Detroit, MI.

1851, May 15 Portaged at Sault to Lake Superior.

1851, Jun 15 Launched Lake Superior.

1851, Aug 4 Sunk steamer MANHATTAN in collision near Whitefish Point.

1851, Sep 26 Wrecked, Lake Superior.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

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MONTICELLO (1848, Propeller)